The Illinois General Assembly has ignored the balanced budget requirement of the Illinois Constitution for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The balanced budget requirement really shouldn’t be in dispute. The language in the Illinois Constitution is fairly clear:
Appropriations for a fiscal year shall not exceed funds estimated bythe General Assembly to be available during that year.
Frustrated with the failing system of determining a balanced budget, State Rep. Keith Wheeler of Oswego initiated a letter to AG Madigan this week, calling on her to demand the Illinois House follow the law.
Read more about how Rep. Keith Wheeler is trying to protect taxpayers and state finances by imploring the Attorney General to use her office to force the General Assembly to comply with Illinois’ balanced budget requirement.